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Burkinshaw In World Title Shot?

Dennis Hobson has revealed he has world title ambitions for Sheffield’s Ross Burkinshaw.

At just a few days’ notice and in a gutsy performance, Burkinshaw claimed the Commonwealth bantamweight title last month when he outpointed Jason Cunningham in a fight of the year contender. Continue reading

Woodhouse vs Harrison Could Happen

Dennis Hobson has revealed that a potential showdown between Curtis Woodhouse and Scott Harrison could be a reality.

Woodhouse – the only man to have played in the Premier League and been a British champion – and former world featherweight king Harrison have been exchanging barbs on Twitter, resulting in the Scot offering to settle the matter in a pub car park! Continue reading

Hobson Makes Etches £10,000 Offer

Dennis Hobson has made Sheffield’s Adam Etches an offer he shouldn’t be able to refuse. The promoter is offering Etches a £10,000 purse to face his fighter Lewis Taylor, (pictured) and is promising the winner a belt around their waist.

Taylor and Etches went to the same school and have been on collision course for some time. Both unbeaten – Etches is 17-0, Taylor has 14 wins and a draw – a clash between the middleweights would be just the kind of competitive, domestic contest that fight-fans have been demanding. Continue reading

Woodhouse Signs With Hobson

Former British light-welterweight champion Curtis Woodhouse has turned his back on retirement and signed a three year managerial deal with promoter Dennis Hobson.

Woodhouse, who gave up a lucrative career in top-flight football to become a paid fighter, lost his crown in June after an enthralling tussle with Scotland’s Willie Limond, and decided to call it a day shortly after. Continue reading

Stuart Hall: ‘I’ll Repay Hobson’s Faith’

Darlington’s Stuart Hall has promised to repay the faith shown in him by promoter Dennis Hobson by becoming a two-time world champion.

Former IBF world bantamweight champion Hall lost his crown in his second defence after a split-decision reverse to Ellesmere Port’s Paul Butler in June.

With Butler subsequently moving down in weight, and Hobson beating off the purse-bid challenge from Stateside promoters Golden Boy, ‘Stuey’ will now face American Randy Caballero for the vacant title on home turf later this year. Continue reading

Hobson Pulls Off Master-Stroke

In a major coup for British boxing, Yorkshire’s Dennis Hobson has beaten off the challenge from top American promoters Golden Boy to secure home advantage for Stuart Hall as he attempts to reclaim the IBF world bantamweight crown. Continue reading

Hobson Clarifies Jamie McDonnell Situation

Dennis Hobson can confirm that, as the registered British Boxing Board of Control manager of Jamie McDonnell, the only offer received regarding a potential unification clash with new world champ Paul Butler, has come from Frank Warren.

In a fantastic fight, Butler claimed the IBF world bantamweight title on Saturday June 7 with a controversial points victory over former holder Stuart Hall. And, with Doncaster’s McDonnell recently becoming the WBA champion, speculation has naturally followed regarding a potential all-British clash between the pair. Continue reading